2020/21 Annual assessment topics

You need to do at least 3 hours of training each year and 16 hours in 5 years.

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The topics you need to study depend on whether you test class 1 and 2 vehicles (‘group A’) or class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (‘group B’). Some topics are studied by both groups.

Please note: These topics may be subject to minor changes up until 31st March 2020.

Group A

If you test vehicles in Group A, you need to know about:

The requirements in regard to the issue of various documentation including:

  • Replacement and Duplicate documentation
  • Contingency Documentation
  • Refusing a test
  • Cancelling a test (abandon/abort)
  • Dealing with a vehicle has been issued with a prohibition notice?
  • Dealing with a vehicle that has been issued with a notice under the Police Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS)
  • Recording of vehicles with no current MOT
  • Postdating of a VT20
  • Retest procedures

The disciplinary points system:

  • What are disciplinary points and how can they arise?
  • Who can be issued with disciplinary points?
  • How disciplinary points can affect the individual/VTS
  • Flow charts
  • Cessation

The different vehicles that can be tested as Group A:

  • What vehicle categories fall under Group A
  • What you need to be aware of so you don’t test a vehicle of the wrong class

The MOT inspection manual for motor bicycle and side car.

Group B

If you test vehicles in group B you need to know about:

The requirements in regard to the issue of various documentation, including:

  • Replacement and Duplicate documentation
  • Contingency Documentation
  • Refusing a test
  • Cancelling a test (abandon/abort)
  • Dealing with a vehicle has been issued with a prohibition notice?
  • Dealing with a vehicle that has been issued with a notice under the Police Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS)
  • Recording of vehicles with no current MOT
  • Post dating of a VT20
  • Retest procedures

The disciplinary points system:

  • What are disciplinary points and how can they arise?
  • Who can be issued with disciplinary points?
  • How disciplinary points can affect the individual/VTS
  • Flow charts
  • Cessation

The different vehicle classes Group B:

  • What vehicle categories fall under Group B
  • What you need to be aware of so you don’t test a vehicle of the wrong class

The MOT inspection manual for private passenger and light commercial vehicles.

Groups A & B

If you test vehicles in both group A and group B, you need to study all the topics. You also need to train for at least 6 hours a year (instead of 3) and take 2 annual assessments.